CMU Approved

Approved: Nevermen

By | Published on Tuesday 16 February 2016


“We’re going to make and finish the record. It may be out this winter, but I am reserving the right to change that”, said Doseone of his project with Mike Patton and Tunde Adebimpe in 2009. He also said in the same Pitchfork interview: “One of the things that I’ve really learned and really want to bring to this group is that there’s no rushing the music”.

Even then, I’m sure he didn’t foresee it taking another six years and six months to release this album. The aim of the Nevermen project is for each of the three Nevermen to have equal weighting within it, with no one standing forth as a leader. Not an easy task when all three, particularly Doseone and Patton, have stood at the front of so many other projects.

The result is pretty balanced, with each familiar voice shining through without anyone crashing anyone else or dominating. Musically, their many influences merge to defy any pigeon-holing, and also serving up occasional sudden changes in direction.

Check out recent single ‘Mr Mistake’ (which also comes with a very fine Boards Of Canada remix) here:

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